Pub burglar is locked up

John Hughes
John Hughes

A BURGLAR who targeted three pubs in one day has been jailed for almost three years.

John Hughes, 30, (left) burgled Hartlepool’s 3 Lions Sports Bar in Park Road and Blacksmith’s Arms in Stockton Street,

He also tried to break into The Causeway pub at Stranton nearby on the same day.

Hughes committed all three offences on January 15 this year.

He was jailed for two years and seven months when he was sentenced at Teesside Crown Court on Friday.

Hughes, of Osborne Road, Hartlepool, admitted two offences of burglary and one count of attempting to enter a premises with intent to steal.